Radio: Fresh Start

Last week, 20 years after their first broadcast, Amos 'n' Andy were still a radio phenomenon. And Freeman (Amos) Gosden, 48, and Charles (Andy) Correll, 58, were making a bid to become the grand old men of television as well. Last week, after years of ups & downs, their show (Tues. 9 p.m., NBC) was well within the charmed circle of every radio poll (eighth on Hooper's list; second, according to Nielsen).

Gosden and Correll plan to be heard but not seen on the telescreen because 1) they do not look like Amos 'n' Andy, and 2) they speak so many roles....

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